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From a trip to New Brighton about a month ago. This is about 1 1/2 hours after sunset. Navigating the rocks in pitch black was a "challenge".

ISO 200
3 Minutes @ F16

Whilst some may not like the flare, its what made the image for me.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 20mm F2.8 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Rock The Night
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:9 May 2010 - 6:37 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, New brighton, Perch rock
Votes:78

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Fantastic image - great work !

Chris

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olbell
olbell  647 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 6:52 PM

Excellent shot. Love the colours remaining in the sky!

Ollie

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 6:52 PM

Thanks Chris & Ollie.

I'm getting a lot of unique views, if theres a problem I've missed could you let me know what it is please.

Last Modified By Nick_w at 9 May 2010 - 6:53 PM

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soulofharmony

amazing... truly beautiful work !


Nikki !

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 7:02 PM

Wonderful image , great detail and texture in the fg and fab light /tones

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RobbieWales
9 May 2010 - 7:10 PM

Lovely shot great colours and tones .Rob

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 7:13 PM

Some nice elements in this Nick, particularly the light catching the ridges in the fg rocks. The number of lights flaring across the Mersey are quite intrusive though and fight for competition - especially that really big one - possibly even winning over the lighthouse.

Might be a reason for the passing traffic ... but unless people say then you won't know I suppose ... a common problem of mine to Sad

Still gets my vote though,
Paul

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Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 7:13 PM

For any of those who might have doubts, go look large to see the magic.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 7:15 PM

Like your composition Nick and the colours and lights are great.
Good foreground details too.
Well worth the tricky walk out.
Regards Richard

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willzy_bob
9 May 2010 - 7:21 PM

great shot. like the lights in the background. Smile

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Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 7:23 PM

Thanks everyone, and a big thanks Paul, I really appreciate it - I nearly took out most of the large flare - and will do so for the print (I'm awaiting on some more ink). I'm not 100% convinced with the prime is mightily sharp, but as its quite an old design it does suffer from flare quite a bit - here most of it helps - but not all.

EDIT : Thanks Melanie for the award really appreciated.

Last Modified By Nick_w at 9 May 2010 - 7:24 PM

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LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 7:28 PM

You do stay up late to get your shots of late Nick but it proves to be worth it, as said cracking light on those rocks as for the flare doesn't worry to much but I know you will do whatever for the print

LesF

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rockfish
rockfish  4 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 - 8:12 PM

Superb image - great colour and comp. Those fg rocks are fabulous.
Peter

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 8:13 PM

Stunning colours like the lights on the right
Tony

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 8:16 PM

Thanks everyone. As Les mentioned I've consciously started to stay longer before heading home (or back to the hotel).

What amazes me is the colours that are still in the sky often invisible to the naked eye - this was at 9:30 a few weeks back when sunset was at 8PM.

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old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 8:34 PM

Stunning!
Jim

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mcgannc  5389 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 8:37 PM

I actually think the flare adds to the shot, and the strips of light on the fg rocks is lovely. Cracking image, and well worth staying out for!

Chris

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dathersmith
9 May 2010 - 8:50 PM

Looks good to me Nick and I quite like the flare.

Darren.

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8146 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
9 May 2010 - 8:56 PM

Excellent shot but would prefer it without the big flare. That said, this image easily gets my click.

Rgds

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mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 9:28 PM

That's a very special shot Nick and I've gotta agree that sparkle adds another dimension to the shot
Mike

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michaelcombe
9 May 2010 - 9:32 PM

Really like this shot Nick, and also like the fact that you didn't pack up just after the sun dissapeared!

Great comp and pin sharp.

Michael

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andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 9:54 PM

A really superb image Nick. The reflected light on the wet rocks makes the image for me.

Andy

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watters66  1175 forum posts Scotland
9 May 2010 - 10:44 PM

Exceptional photo, love it.
Stewart

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viscostatic
9 May 2010 - 10:48 PM

I agree - some would avoid the lights but I think they enhance the image.

Phil.

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Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 11:24 PM

Fab' night shot Nick, beautiful light - think the starburst is quite effective! I like the light catching the fg rocks!

Sarah

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2010 - 11:15 AM

A super composition and stunning quality image, Nick, love the colours - and the starburst effect.
TrevB Smile

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DiegoDesigns
11 May 2010 - 9:16 AM

'Navigating the rocks in pitch black was a "challenge".' but well worth it for such a great result... Dave

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2010 - 5:49 PM

That light is amazing.

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